Tag Archives: Creativity

Breaking through a creative block

There are few things more discouraging than being stymied by a creative block. It’s a wasteland. If you can’t break through it shortly, you are bound to start suffering. Without anything to work on, you are also at loose ends, … Continue reading

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Your brain and creativity

I’ve been spending a bit of time pondering the nature of creativity. At the same time, my husband has been consumed with book after book on String Theory… strings not particles, a parallel universe so close to our own that … Continue reading

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Music to make art by

What do you like to¬† listen to when you are working in clay? Me, I prefer airy music, like Debussy or Chopin. Listening to music while engaged in a creative act helps me. I end up sailing away on waves … Continue reading

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Color and Artistic Inspiration

As I do research for an article about creative blocks, artistic blocks, I keep coming across the word ‘inspiration.’ One of the many ways to work through a block is to do, see, or be around people or things that … Continue reading

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An invitation to subscribe to Jane Street Clayworks

It’s easy! Just click the button at the top right side of my blog or sign up with the RSS feed. You’ll receive notifications of new posts by email in summary form. There are many bells and whistles on the … Continue reading

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We must believe in and protect our artistic vision

Our artistic vision is our guiding light. It illuminates the terrain around us and our inner life. We must come to trust ourselves and our artistic vision. At the same time, it is best to surround ourselves with people who … Continue reading

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Rollo May’s “The Nature of Creativity,” Part 4

Rollo May thought we all have experiences similar to that of the scientist who brainstormed his Nobel prize-winning formula while he slept. While our dreams may not be as dramatic, May said we all experience “processes of forming, making, building…even … Continue reading

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